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Scary Pest Control

  Scary Pest Control The problem with the pesticide industry is that a large number of pest control operators (PCOs) are poorly trained and not well regulated.  Many of them are not familiar with the label or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the chemical they are applying. If a PCO  tells you the pesticide … Continue reading

What is a pest?

WHAT IS A PEST What is a pest?  A pest is an organism so designated by the pesticide industry to promote the use of their chemicals.  In reality, most so-called “pests” are nothing more than nuisances we occasionally encounter in our homes or business.  Bed bugs don’t carry any diseases and are not dangerous, but … Continue reading

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

A spokesman for the National Pest Control Association, contended in 1988 that many people who claim they are “chemically sensitive” are actually allergic to the pests that the chemical (poison) is supposed to control. Others, he says, have “delusory parasitosis, a distinct fear of insects. It’s a neurotic disorder of people that can never be … Continue reading

A Mother’s Story

Pesticides should never be applied to humans or animals as they can have serious consequences.  The story below is long but it is worth reading as it is very important. It clearly illustrates why you should never use pesticidal louse shampoo. When treating my child for head lice, I never thought about the harm I … Continue reading

How to pick a pest control company

How to Pick a Pest Company I have said many times that most people can control their own pests without using pesticides or a pest control company.  Most of this information is available in this book. Of course there are many people who prefer to hire someone for this and that is fine. Just be … Continue reading

Entomology issues

Entomology I remember a discussion on an entomology discussion board about whether or not insects feel pain. I think we have to assume insects or any arthropods feel pain unless and until we can prove they don’t. Just assuming they don’t feel pain to justify inflicting pain on them is totally morally wrong and puts … Continue reading

Apartment complex pest issues

This is very important, and it is newsworthy.  It is happening in Las Cruces, NM, but is important enough to be viewed worldwide as this can happen anywhere in the world. There is a major class action lawsuit against an apartment complex in progress in Las Cruces. Many people that lived in Desert Palms Apartments … Continue reading

Flies

Let’s not forget flies. You can make a good fly trap with some plastic water bottles, apple cider vinegar and some sugar. Cut the tops off the bottles and invert the top into the lower section forming a funnel and tape them together. Put about 2 inches of apple cider vinegar in the bottle with … Continue reading

Pest Tips

Another bad pest control story. Recently I got an email from a person in Albuquerque who was having some bug problems and she had her exterminator spray for them. He told her that even though he didn’t recognize the pest, he was spraying organic pesticides and it was harmless and should get rid of the … Continue reading

Bad Pest Story

Another bad pest control story. Recently I got an email from a person in Albuquerque who was having some bug problems and she had her exterminator spray for them. He told her that even though he didn’t recognize the pest, he was spraying organic pesticides and it was harmless and should get rid of the … Continue reading

Pesticide issues

One day our species will realize that all life on the planet are contributors to our environmental balance. We claim to have dominion over everything, yet we depend on everything as all life is symbiotic. When we destroy other living things needlessly, we are destroying ourselves. We poison the planet by spraying pesticides everywhere and … Continue reading

Ants

I have been getting a lot of calls about ants coming into homes, probably because of the weather. I will discuss some treatment methods that don’t involve spraying pesticides. There are several things you can do to prevent ants from entering your home. The first step is exclusion. Go around the outside of your home … Continue reading

Flies

Let’s not forget flies. You can make a good fly trap with some plastic water bottles, apple cider vinegar and some sugar. Cut the tops off the bottles and invert the top into the lower section forming a funnel and tape them together. Put about 2 inches of apple cider vinegar in the bottle with … Continue reading

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